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Customs 47 heavy chop coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by F-head, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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    I’m workin on a 47 coupe custom so I thought I’d post a few pics for those who aren’t on Instagram
    Bought the car in April off Craigslist in portland
     

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  2. F-head
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    Here’s a few more pics I’ll try to get them to go full image this time, Rikster helped me with the roofline 7B203478-CFC3-47D2-BDEC-3887261CE315.png 12266B62-C4EB-4439-B35D-F5C7EBDB65FB.png 59401FA6-6F82-46A0-AF01-CA93DEA7D2E3.png
     
  3. Kai Bartolomeo
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    Chop looks great. Major improvement in terms of the lines. Nice work.
     
  4. F-head
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    I traded my 47 nose to a friend for a 41 nose welded my hood And frenched the headlights 07B4D0B1-4B3C-4590-9A9C-50E4F3641571.png 24877215-C62C-4BD3-ABD1-082EB8B9423A.png 1E4F992E-E6BA-44CA-8896-7EB09FB51FE7.png
     

  5. Atwater Mike
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    You Washington guys! Right on the beam! Textbook chop, skirts included...
    I bought my '46 Club Coupe for $12, (in 1961)but earned my licks on the previous one: 5-1/4" chop on my '36 3 window coupe!:confused:
    Yours is certainly elegant in its new form. Chop is excellent, 'teardrop' form perfectly executed.
    My '46 is long gone, but my friend Mark in Felton gifted me his rust free '47 Fordor.
    No chop is planned...but I have a pair of skirts, so a mild custom with all the chrome is coming together...
    Much like a rodder of 1952 would have done with the family car.:cool:
     
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  6. F-head
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    Flattened the rear x member F8F27291-F2FE-49B9-ABD9-840A712132CF.png EF9791A9-4CC8-4276-8A2F-12823BFBD6CB.png FBB4F7DA-385C-4F1D-8507-030419AB6C81.png
     
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  7. Rickybop
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    A-pillar door gap is too good. :D
     
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  8. 41rodderz
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    Night and day difference with the chop. Looking so much better . :) And :cool:
     
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  9. F-head
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    Painted the thing With Ace rust stop Not everybody’s cup of tea but at $30 s gallon it suites me. This is the 5 th car I’ve painted with it, some gloss some satin B83CF93E-2B7D-4883-BE74-2116F8EE16AA.png 25A2595D-3CB0-4C35-9F54-D5F0947F7341.png EC9686CF-4467-4603-ABC5-A4B2A10CCF7C.png
     
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  10. F-head
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    And that’s about where I’m at so far 61E36CDD-6DCB-43FF-B848-414F6477E556.png
     
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  11. Hollywood-East
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    Epic Kool!!! $
     
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  12. panhead_pete
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    Really like that paint!
     
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  13. slim38
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    Subscribed! Nice work brother.
     
  14. You have done well.
     
  15. Very nice work, 41 nose is a great addition keep us posted.
     
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  16. knucklenutz
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    So cool F-head ! Your build is a duplication of a car that inspired my whole car thing as a young man. It showed up in my home town in the early 1960's. I had never seen a custom build that featured such radical sheet metal work. To be honest, I don't think that I had seen a chopped top in the flesh prior to that. Great work sir. Thumbs up to you !
     
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  18. GordonC
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    Nice job. What no drip rails?
     
  19. traffic61
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  20. goldmountain
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    You do all that work and then use cheap paint? Simply amazing.
     
  21. Rickybop
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    The chop didn't cost an arm.
    (looks perfect)
    The paint didn't cost a leg.
    (looks great)
    I'm starting to sense a theme.
    More $ for other things that you don't wanna skimp on... 6 strombergs, Cadillac sombreros, '55 Cadillac chrome breastesses...
     
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  22. F-head
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    Here’s a few more pics of the coupe project
    As for the paint, like I said it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I’ve had really good luck with the stuff, I use hardener in it and it’s really quite durable, it doesn’t have to be expensive to be good FA7A1AE0-3259-4B2B-BA41-747A8E28F85F.png D83FE2A8-147C-479F-B1BF-1A113BC72AE7.png 84B7B945-AF24-424A-B97F-0A9E06F12EF5.png
     
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  23. wheeltramp brian
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    Very nice.that exact setup is what I want to have next.a 39 to 48 ford and you put the best parts together
     
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  24. F-head
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    Got the inner W/S moldings cut and fit BCE225A0-883A-4DCC-9690-224275CC6A6A.jpeg
     
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  25. choptop40
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    nice build , paint is a great budget fixer....good luck
     
  26. F-head
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    It’s come a long way since April 8893C2D0-0441-4043-B7FA-12C579DB55CF.jpeg
     
  27. F-head
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    Moved it out of the poormans paintbooth 4DF8F184-5B4F-4D3C-BF0F-DA4694DE1A34.jpeg into the main shop
     
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  28. 6sally6
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    What's not to like?!! You must use a quality gun to shoot your "cheap paint"!? Looks super!
    6sally6
     
  29. goldmountain
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    That looks so good that I have to ask: Can we see pictures of the poorman's spray booth?
     
  30. F-head
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    Firewall insulation D1527449-AFC8-400C-881D-2D18E63E80D9.jpeg
     
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